Category: Comment

Also Sprach Boris

A mutton-headed old Mugwump: in a weak moment Theresa agreed that Boris could come out to play with the others, provided he wasn’t rude to anybody, provided he didn’t promise anything, and provided he said exactly what he was told…

Election surprises, do they come in threes?

Surprises come in threes, be they election surprises or some other form of surprise. It’s an old saying, and like most old sayings sometimes it’s true and sometimes it isn’t. Of course this may or may not prove that old…

Donald and the Conspiracists

No this isn’t the name of a post-punk rock band, and before I go any further I must tell you this is neither fake news nor real news, it is an opinion piece. Conspiracists read on.   I think most…

The future is electric, and it’s here now!

Below is the voiceover script from my latest You Tube video about life with an electric car, a Nissan Leaf 30KWh I call ‘Torchy’. You can watch the video here: _______________________________________________________________________ Before thinking about where we are going, let’s have…

On writing and being more productive

    Is this the answer to being more productive when attempting to write a novel? Perhaps I’d better start at the beginning, which as we all know is a very good place to start. In fact, as the author…

I put Torchy to the test

Is an EV a practical, day to day proposition if you aren’t a self-confessed EV fanboy? I put Torchy to the test and find out. Oh dear, what a thumbnail! Caution, mad writer on the rampage.

United Kingdom? Don’t make me laugh.

We are leaving the EU. The referendum is history, the arguments have ended and we must now move forward. Unfortunately, as it happens, it’s not that simple. For starters, the leading Brexiteers have now started to back-pedal on some of the things…

Paddling in dangerous waters

I’ve avoided making any comments on the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership up until now, but with the assassination of MP Jo Cox, I felt that I had to write something, and not leave it until after the vote. She was…

The debate(s) hot up

That ‘special relationship’: So then, the Golfer in residence at the White House thinks that the UK did not pull its weight when it came to Libya, specifically post-removal of Gaddafi. Might I point out a couple of events that…

Delusion–part one:

delusion:1) a mistaken or misleading opinion, belief, idea etc 2) psychiatry a belief held in the face of evidence to the contrary, that is resistant to all reason My thanks to the Collins English Dictionary (Millennium edition) for the above definition. The…

I test drive a Nissan Leaf

I’m currently enjoying a weeks holiday, and with time on his hands, what’s a chap to do but take a shiny toy for a test drive. I had the car for two days, and made a short video about it,…